Schwarzenegger rejects Big Sandy casino plan (October 19, 2005)

California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger (R) says the casino proposed by the Big Sandy Band of Mono Indians is not located on Indian lands. The tribe wants to build a casino on non-reservation land in Fresno County. Although local officials appear...

South Dakota tribe reports little progress on compact (October 19, 2005)

The Sisseton-Wahpeton Sioux Tribe says there is little progress to report on negotiations for a new gaming compact with the state of South Dakota. The tribe wants a new compact to operate 500 slot machines. The current compact limits the...

Letters: Republicans on IGRA, Recognition and gaming (October 19, 2005)

"One piece of federal legislation that needs to be repealed, or at least overhauled, is the Indian Gaming Regulatory Act of 1988. Although I do not trust the Republican majority in Congress on too many issues, I would have thought...

Gaming is big business -- for the U.S. military (October 19, 2005)

It's not as big as tribal gaming, but the U.S. military gaming industry is worth at least $2 billion, The New York Times reports. Slot machines and bingo are offered at military bases around the world. There are about...

NIGC accused of foot-dragging in FOIA lawsuit (October 19, 2005)

A watchdog group accused the National Indian Gaming Commission of failing to provide information about the agency's role in the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington asked NIGC to provide documents related to Abramoff or...